Housekeeping Trends: The Benefits of Cleaning with Microfiber

Microfiber mops and cleaning cloths are used largely in hospital and healthcare settings where disinfection is a top concern. Now, microfiber tools are being adopted by hotel housekeeping staff, offering ergonomic benefits, as well as economic and environmental perks.

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This image compares a cotton fiber and a microfiber.

Smaller Than Human Hair

The microfiber material is made from split polyester and nylon fibers – each strand is finer than human hair, making the cloths more lightweight than cotton alternatives. Because the fibers are microscopic, there are more of them. Like tiny bristles, the microfiber gets into every crevice, nook, and cranny, catching microscopic dirt particles and bacterium—even without the use of cleaner solutions.

Saves Your Back, Your Air, Your Money

Lighter and more effective than conventional cotton mops and rags, microfiber cleaning tools can help reduce the physical strain experienced by housekeepers, preventing work-related injuries. Microfiber does not need much water or cleaning solution to get the job done. In fact, dry microfiber dusting cloths remove up to 99% of dust and dirt without the need of polish or cleaners. That means you are spending less on cleaning chemicals –saving your budget – and breathing less fumes put off by cleaners. You’ll have clean surfaces and cleaner air.



Microfiber for Hospitality

Microfiber cleaning towels are soft to the touch, and with proper care can withstand 500 washes before they need replacing. They are the best choice for cleaning a guest room—windows and mirrors, sinks, counters, chrome fixtures, as well computer and television screens. In common areas, microfiber cloths easily polish up drinking fountains, white boards, and can effectively remove stains from carpet and floors.
Microfiber is available in various bright colors, so that you can use a zone cleaning approach– color coding the cleaning tasks to prevent the spread of germs and bacteria.

You may want to use red cloths in the bathrooms around toilets and hazardous areas; yellow on showers and mirrors – lower-risk restroom areas. Blue and green cloths should be used in the guestroom on desks, door handles, etc.

By assigning a microfiber color to each area, you are less likely to confuse cleaning chemicals and transfer bacteria and germs.

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